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Mercury levels high in fish tests

Health Department issues advisory for Lake Ouachita

Posted: August 12, 2014 at 2:53 a.m.

Gerald Bryant of Hot Springs, Ark., fishes on Lake Ouachita at the Joplin Use Area Monday, August 11, 2014. (The Sentinel-Record/Richard Rasmussen)

The Arkansas Department of Health on Monday issued a fish-consumption advisory for Lake Ouachita after a number of fish recently tested positive for higher-than-normal levels of mercury.

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